Is echo guide foam sclerotherapy safe in treating perforator vein problem with history of PE?
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Perforator vein treatment under ultrasound guidance
Certainly, ultrasound guidance is preferred versus no visualization when treating perforator veins.
H Karamanoukian MD FACS
certified vein specialist from ABVLM
Your question is complicated and difficult to answer without more info but first of all, I would want to be sure that the varicose veins are the cause of the pain. Perforating veins rarely cause pain. Secondly, injecting foam will enter the deep system but is usually flushed out immediately so there is a minimum risk of developing DVT after foam injection but there is some risk.
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